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Aidan McGuire-Lester

Back-End-Engineer
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About me

I have always had a passion for building. As a child, it was Lincoln Logs and legos, in years past it was Tesla charging infrastructure and commercial establishments, today it is code.

I get an immense amount of gratification from the entire building process, from conceptualization and planning to the inevitable refactors, and finally having created something myself. I often find I value the numerous learning experiences that come with building for yourself to be too valuable to pass up. I am looking forward to progressing my career as a software developer and am looking forward to the many projects and learning opportunities ahead.

I spend a good deal of time outdoors, from casual weekends car camping, to river trips, and rock climbing adventures. Lastly, of course, my love for building is not limited to my profession, I am currently doing my best to breathe new life into two 40+ year old motorcycles.

Preferred locations

  • Denver, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Construction
  • Restaurants

Skills

  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • SQL
  • Travis
  • Trello

Currently learning

  • JavaScript

Projects

Terminal Crawler

Terminal Crawler

Project scope time 10 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • RSpec
  • Ruby
  • Visual Studio

Terminal Crawler is a CLI screen scraper that checks each profile for broken project links. I am excited about this project because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the Turing community; as well as a chance to explore new challenges and solutions. I am looking forward to implementing background workers to increase performance as well as email notifications for those users that have broken links.

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Project scope time 40 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Rails
  • Ruby

Sweater Weather is a back-end application designed to serve a front-end application with weather data for road trips. I found this project to be particularly interesting because it presented an opportunity to aggregate data from multiple external APIs and then make additional external API calls based on the data received. Please note this project is back-end only, therefore there is no frontend to view.

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